Barry Loneck

Studies therapeutic process in alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment

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Barry Loneck

Associate Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Alcohol and drug dependence treatment; mental health treatment

Campus phone: 442-5340
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Loneck conducts research on therapeutic process in alcohol and drug treatment, as well as mental health treatment, with a primary focus on engaging and retaining clients in needed services. He has examined the effectiveness of the Johnson Intervention in outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment and was a National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' (NASMHPD) Research Fellow from 1991 to 1993.

Loneck also examines the therapeutic process of dual diagnosed clients in psychiatric emergency rooms through the New York State Office of Mental Health. Current plans include the development and testing of non-linear dynamic modeling (NLDM) methods for therapeutic process data. Before coming to UAlbany, he served as a clinician for eight years in a chemical dependency rehabilitation center in Ohio.